For my birthday this year I would love to contribute to the National Youth Orchestra's bursary fund for young, talented and deserving young musicians in the National Youth Orchestra. It costs R5000 to cover their transport and accommodation. If you would like to and are able to contribute, it would make me (and the young musician that receives the bursary!) very happy. It also makes their teachers happy, and their parents happy, and their fellow orchestra members happy!
This year they have the opportunity of being selected to go on our exchange programme to Amsterdam to rub shoulders with some of the best musicians in the world, and we're playing Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony and Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, two of my firms favourites! If you were considering getting me anything, please consider this as an option! (You can even donate even if it's not for my birthday! :-P )